Wednesday 6 January 2016

Astrognome Scrapbook Caspar Peucer

Caspar Peucer

Caspar Peucer was born on January 6th 1525 in Germany; from 1540 he studied mathematics, astronomy, and medicine at the University of Wittenberg. 

In 1551 he wrote that a book that gave the Copernican revision of the Ptolemaic estimates of the size of the Sun, Earth and Moon. He believed that the Earth is fixed in the centre of the universe, while at the same time giving an account t of the Copernican theory.

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